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Kazuma Takashima, Takashi Sakai, Hidetoshi Hamada, Masaki Takao, Nobuhiko Sugano
BACKGROUND: Many studies have confirmed that the size and location of necrotic lesions are major factors that affect the prevalence of collapse and prognosis in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Although several classification systems categorize and quantify ONFH, there is no agreement on which one is most useful for the purpose. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We compared the Steinberg, modified Kerboul, and Japanese Investigation Committee (JIC) classifications of ONFH in terms of (1) the correlation among the three different classification systems...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Hidetoshi Hamada, Masaki Takao, Takashi Sakai, Nobuhiko Sugano
PURPOSE: For successful joint preservation in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), it is important to understand the mechanism of collapse. The purpose of this study was to investigate the initiation of subchondral fracture in ONFH by using micro-CT imaging of the whole femoral head, focusing on the three-dimensional relationship between the subchondral fracture and the bone resorption area. METHODS: A total of 40 femoral heads from 37 patients retrieved during total hip arthroplasty for stage 3A or 3B ONFH by Japanese Investigation Committee criteria were scanned using micro-CT with a 0...
March 14, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Yao-Hsu Yang, John Y Chiang, Chi-Jen Chen, Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee
PURPOSE: Endothelial dysfunction is a risk factor for osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) [defined as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)]. However, the risk of unprovoked VTE in non-traumatic ONFH patients remains unclear. METHODS: We investigated the relationship between ONFH and VTE using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). Between 1997 and 2010, a total of 1514 non-traumatic ONFH patients were identified from 1,000,000 general populations after excluding initially concomitant diagnoses of DVT and PE, and subjects undergoing lower limb surgery within one year since enrollment...
March 14, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Yusuke Osawa, Taisuke Seki, Yasuhiko Takegami, Takehiro Kasai, Yoshitoshi Higuchi, Naoki Ishiguro
PURPOSES: The objectives of this study were to investigate patient-reported outcomes and referral pain at the first visit in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) and to clarify the influence of collapse of the femoral head and the contralateral condition. METHODS: The study included 105 patients (130 hips) with ONFH at the first visit, who were divided into two groups based on the presence of bilateral walking hip pain (bilateral group 25 patients, 50 hips) and unilateral hip pain (unilateral group 80 patients, 80 hips)...
March 9, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Ding Zhou, Yi-Xuan Chen, Jun-Hui Yin, Shi-Cong Tao, Shang-Chun Guo, Zhan-Ying Wei, Yong Feng, Chang-Qing Zhang
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the most common cause of atraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) because their effect compromises the osteogenic capability of bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). Valproic acid (VPA) is a widely used anti‑epileptic and anti‑convulsant drug. Previous studies have reported that VPA promotes osteogenic differentiation of MSCs in vitro and osteogenesis in vivo as a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of VPA as a precautionary treatment of ONFH after GC treatment in rats...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Baijun Hu, Dawei Gao, Yihe He
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of fibula fixation in the early treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). METHODS: 130 patients with ONFH were selected and randomly divided into control group and observation group. Patients in the control group received core decompression treatment, while patients in the observation group received fibula fixation. The local microcirculation was observed by dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, necrotic volume was measured using MRI, articular surface collapse by using X-ray, McGill pain questionnaire was used to understand and compared the joint pain condition...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
Pei-Hsun Sung, Yao-Hsu Yang, Hsin-Ju Chiang, John Y Chiang, Chi-Jen Chen, Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction has been identified as an etiologic factor for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (defined as major cardiovascular disease [CVD] and cerebrovascular accident [CVA]). However, the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients with nontraumatic ONFH and any association between the two diagnoses remain unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We compared a large cohort of patients with nontraumatic ONFH and a matched control group without this diagnosis and (1) examined the frequency and hazard ratio (HR) of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in both groups adjusted for age, sex, socioeconomic status, and associated comorbidities (which we defined as the adjusted HR), (2) determined whether any association of ONFH and major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events was stable after adjusting for confounding variables, and (3) compared the occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events with time in both groups...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Kyu-Jin Cho, Kyung-Soon Park, Taek-Rim Yoon
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of our technique on further collapse of the femoral head in Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO) stage II, patient's functional improvements, and analyze the survival rate of the affected hip. METHODS: Between June 2007 and March 2015, 24 hips diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) were treated with our muscle pedicle bone grafting (MPBG) technique using anterior one-third of gluteus medius attached to the greater trochanter...
February 24, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Chahine Assi, Nadim Kheir, Camille Samaha, Pascal Kouyoumjian, Kaissar Yammine
INTRODUCTION: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) remains a therapeutic challenge for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). The majority of these patients are young with high functional demand, and show an increased risk of dislocation following surgery than patients with osteoarthritis. The use of double mobility cup (DMC) has been linked with lower rates of complications when compared to conservative cups; however, the literature is scarce over DMC results in patients with ONFH...
2018: SICOT-J
C Mallet, A Abitan, C Vidal, L Holvoet, K Mazda, A-L Simon, B Ilharreborde
Purpose: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common cause of femoral head osteonecrosis (ONFH) during childhood with an overall prevalence of 10%. In children, spontaneous revascularization can occur, as in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Consequently, the aim of treatment is to restore proper hip containment to prevent joint arthritis. This is the first study reporting long-term results at skeletal maturity of non-operative and surgical treatments for ONFH in SCD children. Methods: All children with ONFH due to SCD were retrospectively reviewed...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Yusuke Kubo, Goro Motomura, Satoshi Ikemura, Kazuhiko Sonoda, Hiroyuki Hatanaka, Takeshi Utsunomiya, Shoji Baba, Yasuharu Nakashima
PURPOSE: The location of the necrotic lesion is one of the important factors for collapse in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). The significance of anterior localization has been little studied. This study evaluated the effects of anterior boundary of a necrotic lesion on collapse. METHODS: We reviewed the outcomes of 113 consecutive non-collapsed asymptomatic hips in 98 ONFH patients with mean follow-up of 4.7 years (2.0-11.8) after the initial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
February 18, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Ju'an Yue, Fuyin Wan, Qidong Zhang, Pengfei Wen, Liming Cheng, Ping Li, Wanshou Guo
The study profiled the differential miRNA expression from femoral head bone microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) between model group and control group to explore the pathogenesis of steroid-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH). Twenty 8-week-old Female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control and model groups. Rats in model group received an intraperitoneal injection of 20-μg/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at an interval of 24 h. Then, 24 h later, rats received three doses of 40-mg/kg methylprednisolone by intramuscular injection at intervals of 24 h...
February 2, 2018: Gene
Christoph Schnurr, Anissa Loucif, Theresa Patzer, Bernd Schellen, Johannes Beckmann, Peer Eysel
INTRODUCTION: Short stems were developed as a bone-conserving alternative especially for the young hip arthroplasty patient. Patients suffering from osteonecrosis of the femoral head are frequently younger than primary arthritis patients. The outcome of short stems in these patients remains unclear. The aim of our study was to compare mid-term survival of short stems after osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) and primary arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on short stem implantations over a 10-year period were collected...
February 3, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Kai Xie, Yuanqing Mao, Xinhua Qu, Kerong Dai, Qingwei Jia, Zhenan Zhu, Mengning Yan
BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is treated with a series of methods. High-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an option with promising mid-term outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine the long-term outcomes of ESWT for ONFH. METHODS: Fifty-three hips in 39 consecutive patients were treated with ESWT in our hospital between January 2005 and July 2006. Forty-four hips in 31 patients with stage I-III nontraumatic ONFH, according to the Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO) system, were reviewed in the current retrospective study...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Gangyong Huang, Guanglei Zhao, Jun Xia, Yibing Wei, Feiyan Chen, Jie Chen, Jingsheng Shi
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a common orthopedic disease associated with high disability, and femoral neck fracture (FNF) is one of the most common reasons for traumatic ONFH. This study was designed to reveal the mechanisms underlying ONFH. Using fastx_toolkit and prinseq-lite tools, quality control was conducted for the sequencing data. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs, including both mRNAs and lncRNAs) between ONFH and FNF samples were identified using the edgeR package in R, and were then subjected to enrichment analysis using the BioCloud platform...
January 27, 2018: Gene
Donghai Li, Zhouyuan Yang, Zhun Wei, Pengde Kang
This study aimed to determine whether bisphosphonates exert an effect on preventing femoral head collapse after osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in an animal model and in clinical trials. A systematic literature search was performed for studies published up to January 2017. Twenty-three articles (16 animal studies, seven clinical trials) were included in the meta-analysis. We found that the bisphosphonate group obtained significant improvement in epiphyseal quotients (MD = 15.32; 95% CI, 9.25-21...
January 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yi-Heng Ye, Kai Chen, Ke-Ke Jin, Yi-Fan Zhang, Lei Chen
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head(ONFH), a refractory disease characterized by death of the osteocytes and the bone marrow due to inadequate blood supply caused by various mechanisms, usually leads to the collapse of the femoral head and malfunction of the hip joint. The crux is to diagnose ONFH early in the precollapse stage and prevent subsequent progression of collapsing through early interventions, thus delaying or avoiding the replacement of the hip joint. A number of joint salvaging operation treatments for early stage ONFH are available...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Kazuyuki Karasuyama, Goro Motomura, Satoshi Ikemura, Jun-Ichi Fukushi, Satoshi Hamai, Kazuhiko Sonoda, Yusuke Kubo, Takuaki Yamamoto, Yasuharu Nakashima
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the risk factors for postoperative complications requiring revision surgery within 3 years after transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). METHODS: We reviewed 127 patients (147 hips) who underwent TRO (anterior or posterior rotational osteotomy) for ONFH between January 2002 and December 2014. Two patients were lost to follow-up, and five patients with progression of femoral head collapse requiring a salvage procedure such as total hip arthroplasty within 3 years after TRO were excluded...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Yuxin Qi, Yong Zhu, Yuju Cao, Huiqiang Wu, Mingqi Sun, Hao Wu, Linlin Pan, Guoqiang Wang, Jianzhong Wang
Many potential causative factors are related to the initiation and progression of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). The matrix metalloproteinase/tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (MMPs/TIMPs) system was found to play a significant role in the development of ONFH. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between polymorphisms of MMP-3 and ONFH in the Chinese population. We selected 8 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 2 genes selected from the MMPs/TIMPs system in a case-control study with 585 cases of ONFH and 507 healthy controls...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
Oyebimpe Adesina, Ann Brunson, Theresa H M Keegan, Ted Wun
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a prevalent complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) that has not been well described in population-based cohort studies. Using California's Office of Statewide Planning and Development discharge databases (1991-2013), we estimated the cumulative incidence of ONFH after accounting for the competing risk of death and used a multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression to identify factors associated with ONFH diagnosis. We also calculated rates of readmissions to the hospital or emergency department within 30 to 90 days of hip replacement surgery...
July 11, 2017: Blood Advances
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